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How to Maintain a Fireplace and Chimney

Learn how to maintain a fireplace and chimney with these basic step-by-step instructions.

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Top 24 Chimneys Projects

  1. 1. Tips on Cleaning and Maintaining a Fireplace

    Cleaning and maintaining a fireplace can be a DIY job, but before the chimney is cleaned, key areas must be checked. DIY Network offers...

  2. 2. Maintaining a Fireplace and Chimney

    Host Tim Hockenberry tackles two hot topics – the fireplace and chimney. He also shares tips on the proper maintenance before and...

  3. 3. The Anatomy of a Fireplace: Flues, Chimneys and More

    Learn about the main types of flues, chimneys and chimney caps on DIYNetwork.com.

  4. 4. How to Repair a Chimney Flue Liner and Ash Dump

    These easy step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to repair a chimney by fixing a hole in the flue liner and repairing an old ash du...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. New Flue Installation: Replace Drywall

    Learn how to complete a new flue installation by replacing and painting the cut drywall.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Home Cookin' (20:00)

    A flamethrower ignites the house and Santa Claus gets stuck in the chimney.

  7. 7. Mom Wants a New Office (00:03:57)

    Terry and Jon remodel their mom's office and install a built-in desk.

  8. 8. Smoke Out (20:00)

    Make sure dryer lint doesn't start a fire in your home with this advice.

  9. 9. Trick or Treat (20:00)

    With the weather becoming colder, the need for heat is now urgent.

  10. 10. How to Fix an Attic Fire Hazard

    A flue requires at least one inch of surrounding clearance. Learn how to easily identify and fix this fire hazard in your attic.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. How to Repair Chimney Mortar

    These step-by-step instructions prove how easy it is to repair a chimney hole and create a sloped crown in order to avoid water leakage...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Outdoor Cigar Room (20:00)

    Dean and Derek take cigar enjoyment outside with this rich cigar lounge.

  13. 13. Kitchen With Chimney Design (00:04:43)

    A puzzling chimney in the center of the kitchen gets a needed facelift.

  14. 14. Gardus Sooteater and Linteater (01:29)

    See how homeowners can clean chimneys and dryer vents from the inside out.

  15. 15. How To Check and Re-Caulk Flashing

    Maintenance tips for wall, chimney and plumbing vents.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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